Girls State Elects Both County and State Officials!

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Left to right: Lyons, Huang, Butler, Rizvi, Greene, Adjagbodjou, Adamcik, Pravinkumar and Harris
State Officials: (l to r) Lyons, Huang, Butler, Rizvi, Greene, Adjagbodjou, Adamcik, Pravinkumar and Harris

On June 18th, both county and state officials were elected. The Federal Party took the top spot as Ramona Greene was elected Governor of the 2015 session of Bluebonnet Girls State.

Other elected state officials are: Lieutenant Governor: Hubbul Rizvi; Attorney General: Ellie Butler; Comptroller of Public Accounts: Dee-Dee Huang; Land Commissioner: Rachel Harris; Agriculture Commissioner: Amber Adamcik; Railroad Commisioner: Kara Lyons; Judge, Court of Criminal Appeals: Adinawa Adjagbodjou; Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Natalie Pravinkumar.

Officials were sworn into office at the the Capitol June 19th, 2015.

Director Swann Welcomes Citizens

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Director Swann addresses citizens during Opening Ceremony
Director Swann addresses citizens during Opening Ceremony

Lori Swann, Director of Texas Bluebonnet Girls State officially welcomed citizens to the 2015 session on Monday, June 15th. Citizens were also treated to addresses by Donna Miller, President of the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Texas, and Lynn Ellen Sparks, Commander of the American Legion, Department of Texas. Commander Sparks is only the second woman to ever serve in that position. A true Girls State success story was shared by Donna Dodgen, a citizen of the 1978 session. Ms. Dodgen is now Mayor pro tem of the City of Seguin. The President of Texas Lutheran University, Dr. Stuart Dorsey, also welcomed citizens to TLU.

Finally, 2014 Governor Andrea Guyton encouraged citizens to make the most of their time at Girls State, concluding a morning full of inspiring speeches.

A State is Born: State Officials Elected

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The National Party took the top spot as Andrea Guyton was elected Governor of the 2014 session of Bluebonnet Girls State Thursday, June 19th.  Officials will be sworn into office at the Capitol on Friday.

Other elected state officials are: Lieutenant Governor: Caitlin Fowler; Attorney General: Sonia Torres; Comptroller of Public Accounts: Amy Jarboe; Commissioner, General Land Office: Zaina Abbas; Commissioner of Agriculture: Mikhaila Barnett; Railroad Commissioner: Eliza Price; Presiding Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals: Jess Tippie; and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court: Elise Notzon.

Successful Session Complete

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Governor Huerta addresses citizens
Governor Huerta addresses citizens

Saturday, June 22, saw the conclusion of the 2013 session of Bluebonnet Girls State. After a closing assembly that included remarks by Governor Madison Huerta, 500 citizens left Texas Lutheran University to take what each learned at Girls State home to her community.